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Mason in Mason County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Fort Mason

 
 
Site of Fort Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 3, 2010
1. Site of Fort Mason Marker
Inscription.
Established July 6, 1851
by the U. S. Army
as a protection to the frontier

Named in honor of Lieut. George T. Mason,
killed in action near Brownsville,
April 25, 1846

Albert Sidney Johnston,
George H. Thomas, Earl Van Dorn
and Robert E. Lee,
of the 2nd U. S. Cavalry,
were stationed here at intervals
from 1856 to 1861

Evacuated by Federal troops,
March 29, 1861
and reoccupied after the Civil War
until 1869.

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 11275.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 44.398′ N, 99° 13.992′ W. Marker is in Mason, Texas, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Spruce Street and Post Hill Street, on the right when traveling west on Spruce Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mason TX 76856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Two Sheriffs of Mason County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Fort Mason (approx. 1.9
Panorama from site of Fort Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
2. Panorama from site of Fort Mason Marker
miles away); Todd Mountain (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dizenia Peters Todd (approx. 3.2 miles away); Kothmann Homesite and Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Peter's Prairie School (approx. 11.1 miles away); Bethel M.E. Church (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mason.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mason. From Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on April 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
Fort Mason marker in front of restored officer quarters. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
3. Fort Mason marker in front of restored officer quarters.
Marker on officers quarters at Fort Mason. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
4. Marker on officers quarters at Fort Mason.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 101 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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